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Thread: xp to 98




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    im curently runnig xp pro and i want to install win 98se but heres the problem i hae no floopy drive i just fried it.


    is there ay thing i an do?
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    woah.. hold on there... firstly, what do trying to do? do you want to get rid of XP and run 98 or do you want to still use both? Depending on what you say, there is a good reason you can't do it that easily..

    Also, what have you got Windows 98se on: floppy disks or a cd?

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    well i would like to run both and win 98 se is on cd.


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    256 DDR
    ATI ravion VE 32mb DDR
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    LG 8x4x32x
    Windows XP pro 2600 build

    2 new computers exactly the same

    E-machines T2200+
    2200+ athlone
    512DDR
    100gig HDD
    built in vid card
    built in sound card
    10/100 networkcard
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    3x 1394ports
    16Xdvd
    40x cdrw
    19" moniters
    windows home

    connected with

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    First off, you'll need to load Win98 FIRST onto the system, and then load WinXP. This is the only way that you will be able to run both operating systems together on the same drive.

    You will, of course, need to have more than one partition (or hard drive) available to accomplish this task.
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    ok.. firstly... To run both Windows 98SE and XP, you need to install them on seperate partitions. You can't install them both on C:... Secondly, to get them to work properly, it's recommended that you install Win98SE first, then install XP second....

    Finally, if you have Win98SE on CD, and you can set your BIOS to boot from CD, just do that and the CD will start the install automatically for you...

    EDIT: I was in the middle of replying, had to go do something, finished replying and find out darth beat me to it.. :)

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    well i already hae xp installed and i cant put the 98cd in and install it it wont let me and ive gone to the bios and made it boot a, cd,, c

    and yes the hd is partintioned.
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    Athlon xp 1700+
    Asus A7A266
    256 DDR
    ATI ravion VE 32mb DDR
    philips psc602 sound card
    Maxtor 7200 rpm 40 gig HD
    LG 8x4x32x
    Windows XP pro 2600 build

    2 new computers exactly the same

    E-machines T2200+
    2200+ athlone
    512DDR
    100gig HDD
    built in vid card
    built in sound card
    10/100 networkcard
    56k modem
    6x usb
    3x 1394ports
    16Xdvd
    40x cdrw
    19" moniters
    windows home

    connected with

    linksys etherFast cable / dsl roughter
    model # BEFSR41

    printer/fax/copier connected to computer #1

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    if you make the BIOS boot to CD first, then it should boot from the CD.. if it's an original CD it will be bootable...

    Again, as Darth and I have pointed out.. You've basically gotta install 98 first, then XP.. even if you've got XP on there now, it's not gonna work properly...

    just out of curiousity, why do you want to install 98SE?

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    You will have to format XP off first then install SE and then reinstall XP as it will not work any other way. :smokin:
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    well how am i going to get xp off the computer?


    rember i hae no floopy drive
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    Asus A7A266
    256 DDR
    ATI ravion VE 32mb DDR
    philips psc602 sound card
    Maxtor 7200 rpm 40 gig HD
    LG 8x4x32x
    Windows XP pro 2600 build

    2 new computers exactly the same

    E-machines T2200+
    2200+ athlone
    512DDR
    100gig HDD
    built in vid card
    built in sound card
    10/100 networkcard
    56k modem
    6x usb
    3x 1394ports
    16Xdvd
    40x cdrw
    19" moniters
    windows home

    connected with

    linksys etherFast cable / dsl roughter
    model # BEFSR41

    printer/fax/copier connected to computer #1

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    looks like it's buring time papa

    format it and start over :D

    put 98 on then xp after
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